Jason Heyward Gets Career High 5 Hits in Win Over Phillies

Jason Heyward (Chris Graythen, 2009 Getty Images)
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Updated: 9/26/2013 11:51 pm

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Heyward had a career-high five hits, including a leadoff home run, and the Braves rode a five-run first inning to post a 7-1 win over the Phillies on Thursday night.


The win pulls the Braves even with the idle Cardinals at 94-65 for the best record in the National League with three games to play. The Braves won the season-series against the Cardinals and would win the NL's No. 1 seed if the teams finish tied.


Rookie David Hale (1-0) won his first MLB game in his second career start, allowing one run in six innings while striking out five. Phillies Rookie Tyler Cloyd (2-7) took the loss after giving up seven runs and eight hits in one inning.


Evan Gattis had two hits and three RBIs for the Braves.


Jimmy Rollins went 3 for 4 for the Phillies, who have lost seven of eight.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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